1983 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1080671 91 points Wine Spectator

 Extremely well crafted with a firm, polished structure. Grapey, vanilla and chocolate aromas and flavors with a full body and long caressing finish. (JS)  (10/1994)

K&L Notes

In "Bordeaux: A Consumer's Guide to the World's Finest Wines," Robert Parker calls La Lagune one of Bordeaux's "shining success stories": "In 1958 George Brunet, an entrepreneur, acquired the property and totally replanted the vineyard and constucted what today remains one of the more sophisticated wineries in the Médoc... The quality and strength of La Lagune improved significantly between 1966 and 1990. As the vineyard has gotten older, La Lagune continued to emerge as one of the great--and surprisingly reasonably priced--wines of the Médoc."

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